Laura Moody – Acrobats
Label: Surbiton Lagoon
Release date: 10th November 2014
‘Acrobats’ is the debut album from Laura Moody, a wildly alternative cellist, vocalist and avant-singer songwriter. Fascinated with words and songwriting as well as sounds, noises and textures, Laura draws on the infinite possibilities available from her solo cello and voice. From a multitude of influences, Laura creates emotive songs that inhabit a unique space between the avant garde, classical music, pop and singer-songwriter tradition.
The CD and limited edition vinyl will be released on Monday 10 November on Laura’s own label, Surbiton Lagoon, and follows her EP which was released in 2009.
‘Acrobats’ features six original songs by Laura Moody and her re-imagining of Nick Drake’s iconic ‘Cello Song’. Laura is known for her virtuosic ability to play cello and sing simultaneously, and giving theatrical and vibrant performances.
“One of the major challenges with this album has been how to capture the drama and physicality of the songs as purely a listening experience.”
To that end Laura has collaborated with producers Dominic Murcott (The High Llamas) and Edward Jessen, a composer whose work very much ventures into the world of sound art.
Laura has achieved great international acclaim as a founding member of the innovative Elysian Quartet, which is known for its pioneering performances and recordings of contemporary classical, experimental and improvised music, and who recently performed in four airborne helicopters for Stockhausen’s infamousHelicopter String Quartet as part of the 2012 Cultural Olympiad.
She has toured, collaborated and recorded with leading musicians from a hugely diverse number of genres from folk to hip hop. All these elements are brought together in Laura’s solo work, as The Arts Desk noted, “it seemed almost as if she had taken every musical influence that had come her way and put them in a blender…certainly extraordinary and sometimes disturbing. But what surprised me most …was just how often it became mesmerising.”
Preorder directly from the artist: Surbiton Lagoon store
The state51 Conspiracy is proud to also be offering physical distribution on “Acrobat”. For wholesale prices please get in touch.